Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cold and Flu Season

When was the last time you had a cold? Well, it is that time of the year again. Cold and flu season can begin as early as October and can last until April. Two things that you can do to stay healthy this season is keep the germs away and boost your immune system.
First, wash your hands frequently. The skin is a large component of the immune system and microorganisms have a hard time penetrating the skin. However, your hands come in contact with nearly every thing throughout the day: counter tops, keyboard, money, etc. Your hands then pick up germs from these contaminated surfaces and a common way to catch the flu or a cold is by rubbing your eyes or nose.
Second, treat your body to foods that boost your immune system Garlic, cheese and other dairy products, vitamin C, and zinc all contribute to a well functioning immune system. Garlic has natural antibiotic abilities. Cheese and other dairy products contribute to a well functioning immune system especially yogurt. Lactobacillus acidophilusa a bacteria found in yogurt produces acids that kill other invading bacteria. Vitamin C is vital to immune system function and also aids in the absorbtion of iron. Vitamin C elevates interferon levels. Interferon are natural proteins produced by the cells of the immune system which inhibit viral replication within other cells of the body. Zinc, a mineral found in protein rich diet beef, fortified breakfast cereal, milk poulty and bread is also helpful to the immune system. However, intakes over 100mg of zinc per day can then start to depress the immune system.

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